Friday, December 6, 2013

Christmas Decor Part 2

Hello again! Today I'm back with Part 2 of my Christmas decor. If you missed part 1, you can see it HERE.

I've been sharing a lot of these pics on Instagram too. If you'd like to follow along, you can find me @texasdecor

This time around, I'm sharing my porch, foyer, dining room, guest bath and master bedroom. The same friend that took some pics in my part 1 post took some of these too. I'm trying to learn a little more about photography. :)

Enjoy the pics! :)

I made this little "joy" decoration with dollar store frames I painted white. I just put some Christmas scrap paper on top of the glass, and glued on some letters from JoAnn's. I also added a little bow at the top. :)

Another deco mesh wreath I made for the front door.

Love these little reindeer my stepdad made for me. :)

This is the tree in the dining room. I'm working on a separate post with all the trees. 

I tied these little candle rings to the backs of the chairs with some plaid Christmas ribbon.

dining room decor

Oh, these nutcrackers...they are a thorn in my side. I'm not fond of them at all. My hubby however, LOVES them. Our neighbors had these out for trash pick up one day. Yes, they actually had them standing by the curb waiting for the garbage men to haul them away. My hubby told me he was going to knock on their door and ask if they really were throwing them away. I said "You do that...I'll watch from the front window." LOL! 

Well, the guy said his wife was tired of them and they were indeed just throwing them away and my hubby could most certainly have them. Oh joy. They're just so BIG. They're very heavy too. Every year, I hope my hubby forgets to bring them in from storage, and every year, they're the first thing he brings in. Lovely.

life size nutcrackers

There's one of the nutcrackers just staring at me trying to freak me out. :)

I love this little light up village. We bought almost everything at Garden Ridge over 20 years ago, except for back then, it was called Pottery Mart. 

snow village

This is the guest bath. I wasn't thinking when I redecorated it in blue and brown how hard it would be to incorporate my Christmas decor. Well, that just meant that I got to go shopping for blue Christmas decor. :)

I actually made these pictures. I just put some Christmas scrap paper in the frame and literally taped a flat ornament on top. Easy peasy. :)

Here's another one: 

I added some blue glittery pinecones and a few blue snowflake ornaments to this box.

Sweet little Dollar Tree snowmen.

Some guest napkins. (also from Dollar Tree)

And last, but not least, the blue, white, and silver tree in our master bedroom. I'm working on getting the master finished up so I can show you the big reveal soon. :)

blue and silver christmas tree

You can see my burlap snowflake pillow from Target's Dollar Spot on the chair. :) 


  1. Everything looks so nice! And I even like those giant nutcrackers. I'm glad your hubby saved them from the trash! :)

    1. Thank you! I still can't believe they were just throwing away perfectly good decorations. I guess they're not that bad. I just wish they were a little smaller. :) Thanks for visiting!

  2. Pretty! I I really like the JOY frames. :)

    Is it cold down there? We are iced in and loving it! Cooking today.

  3. I really enjoyed seeing more of your pretty Christmas decor! I can't get over those huge nutcrackers that someone was going to throw away. Were they crazy?! Those are hard to find and can be quite expensive! What a treat for you to get them for free. At the very least, they should've been donated to charity before throwing them in the trash! I never throw stuff away that I think someone else could use. Your trees are all so pretty. I like the netting you used around them too.

  4. I love how your home looks so warm and cozy!! And I'm also loving your reindeers and huge nutcracker, super cool!

  5. Everything is beautiful, Lisa. You inspire me with the framed letters and ornaments. Your trees are beautiful, too, each one done differently. That is too weird about the Nutcracker's. I know a lot of people here put things to the curb knowing they will be picked up...but those look to be in perfect condition! I like what you did in the bathroom. Mine is blue and white and I thought maybe using silver??

    I hope you are far away from the snow. It looks terrible on the news. We are just cooooold!


  6. Really pretty d├ęcor! Love the flat ornament idea....the nutcrackers ARE conversation pieces! :)

    1. Ha ha! Yes...definitely conversation pieces. ;) LOL! Thanks for visiting!

  7. It all looks so nice, Lisa! I used one of those flat ornaments on a framed art piece in my guest bath, and I think the color is very similar to yours. I'll be sharing that room soon. Those little reindeer are adorable! Those Nutcrackers are big! Maybe if they were holding some greenery and had a string of lights draped around them, they wouldn't look so!

  8. The Texan simplicity is absolutely my style. Just a dash of Christmas, is what it takes that make everything's perfect.

    Happy week ahead.

    Greetings from D´Box,
    /CC girl

    Hope you visit Stockholm to see the simple idea of a Swedish thoughts.

  9. Everything is so beautiful, even the bathroom. YOu really did go all out. I love your JOY and your Nut Crackers. Amazing. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  10. Lovely! Your home is so pretty and your Christmas decorations are perfect! :)

    Merry Christmas!

    1. Thank you so much, Liz! I appreciate your visit! Merry Christmas to you too! :)

  11. First, those reindeer that your dad made you are so adorable. That is something you will always have. Second, I was literally laughing while reading about the nutcrackers. You guys sound just like my husband and I. :-) Visiting from WUW!

    1. Thanks, Luisa! I just love the reindeer! The nutcrackers however, are a different story...they really do drive me a little crazy. LOL! They're kind of scary at night too...

  12. Your Christmas decor is so warm and welcoming! I really love the joy sign you have on the table. I'm hopping over from Work It Wednesday.

    1. Thank you, Carrie! I had fun making that JOY sign. I love simple, inexpensive projects like that. Thanks for visiting!

  13. Your home looks beautiful all decorated for Christmas. I love the JOY sign you have. Very pretty. I would love for you to come and link this up to my Fall into Fall party going on right now. Hope to see you there.

    1. Thank you, Judy! I can't seem to quit decorating for Christmas. :) Glad you liked the JOY sign. :)

  14. What a beautiful home. I love the nutcracker guys! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers - and don't forget to enter my giveaway for a free chandelier!

  15. Cute. I love the wreaths on the backs of the chairs. Did you make those or buy them somewhere? great idea! I would be thrilled if you shared this over at my link party, Ginger Jamboree today!


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